Mixed Martial Arts can be absolutely savage, but despite all the pre-fight smack talk most fighters have nothing but respect for their fellow combatants.
Thanks to the guys at MMA Digest 20 of the sport’s finest examples of respect have been compiled into one awesome video.
Check it out:
Bakhtiyar Arzumanov shows unrivaled concern for the well being of his opponent.
Mike Pantangco genuinely tapped himself out to spare an opponent.
This weigh in between Ryan Jimmo and Sean O’Connell was certainly amicable.
And of course there was the moment the late Kevin Randleman congratulated Rampage Jackson minutes after the A-Team star knocked him out.
If only footballers had the same level of respect, or discipline, or resilience to actual pain.